Protecting and Improving Aberdeenshire Water Environment
Protecting and Improving the Rivers, Lochs, and Burns in Aberdeenshire has never been more important.
In a recent Scottish Environment Protection Agency publication – Water Framework Directive – Your Questions Answered they state “There is a major change ahead for the management of the water environment in Scotland. This change is underpinned by the introduction of the most significant and innovative piece of European water legislation of the past 30 years – the
Water Framework Directive”
Aberdeenshire Council in partnership with other local organisations has produced a number of Guidance Notes to help individuals and land managers protect this important asset.
- Works to Watercourses and their Banks: Flooding (pdf 6.5 kb)
- Riparian Management: Caring for Aberdeenshire's Burns and Rivers (pdf 1.5 mb)
- Dredging, Ditching and Drainage
- Pond Design (pdf 57kb)
The Council is also a key partner in a number of Water based Initiatives: